The Molecule Hunt: Archaeology and the Search for Ancient DNA

The Molecule Hunt: Archaeology and the Search for Ancient DNA

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by Martin Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559706112

ISBN-13: 9781559706117

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

"A revolution is underway in archaeology. For the first time the molecular record of past life, entombed for millennia in archaeological and geological material, has become widely accessible to science. Miraculous-seeming techniques now allow ancient remains to speak volumes about a past we thought lost." For twenty-five years, Martin Jones's work has involved…  See more details below

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"A revolution is underway in archaeology. For the first time the molecular record of past life, entombed for millennia in archaeological and geological material, has become widely accessible to science. Miraculous-seeming techniques now allow ancient remains to speak volumes about a past we thought lost." For twenty-five years, Martin Jones's work has involved shifting the emphasis within archaeology from inert material objects to fragments of the living, breathing past. The Molecule Hunt uses Jones's perspective at the forefront of bio-archaeology to show how pioneering science is rewriting human history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559706117
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

acknowledgements
1a different kind of past1
2the quest for ancient DNA11
3our curious cousins39
4final traces of life65
5gaining control79
6ending the chase109
7great journeys131
8beyond DNA164
9friends and relations195
10enemies within217
11the hunt goes on234
references241
index265

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